Dark Island is a series of mixed-media works by Denver-based artist Evan Hecox, currently on show at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City. Evan has a passion for exploring unfamiliar cities with his vintage Polaroid camera in hand, which he later uses to recreate impressions left behind in his memory. These beautiful artworks are created using acrylic and gouache on vintage newspaper, capturing Hecox’s explorations of lower Manhattan and west Brooklyn in New York City.

I really love the way these pieces take a humble medium like broadsheet to a whole new level, using beautiful imagery and brilliant colour choices, and in turn giving them a new lease of life. Extreme love!

[Images via designboom and Evan Hecox studio blog.]

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    AMAZING! You’ve done it again!
    I’ve been meaning to comment for over a year and this has just made me do it! (as well as the fact I’m lazing around on holiday)
    LOVE Your blog, your work, love everything you post without fail, love your writing too… It’s all such an inspiration!
    Also congratulations on the bubba! Your description of how you feel as a newn mum makes me fear childbirth less :)

    • yellowtrace

      I’m only just getting to reply to this now. THANK YOU Alecia for the most amazing series of compliments! I am really lucky to have wonderful readers like you. x

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